Pitching Stories: Tips for Getting Media Attention for Your Art

Getting media attention might be easy for artists like serial killer John Wayne Gacy, whose clown paintings sold well because of his notorious crimes, or Lady Gaga, who has flat-out said in interviews that fame IS her creative concept. But what about the rest of the artist community, for whom pitching stories

In her resource article, Getting Media Attention: Tips for Pitching Stories to Journalists, Elizabeth Burke-Dain describes some of the more outrageous art exhibits she's seen. But, she points out, you need not go to extremes or create art with built-in shock value just to grab journalists' attention. Pitching stories that journalists are eager to cover depends on your ability to tie your work into topics that a reporter already feels passionately about. Check out Elizabeth's resource article for easy tactics to use in your next pitch!

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